Monthly Archives: October 2008
So yeah, quickly going to talk about the big 2 releases today, Final Crisis #4 and Secret Invasion #7… (Warning Spoilers Galore)
So yeah Marvel’s summer event is coming to a close and this is the high point of it, last issue we saw the buildup of all the Marvel heroes and some villians meet up with the skrull invaders in central park, this issue was all about action and splash pages. There were many shout of to the fans, dialogue between Fury and Osborne, Janet vs her skrull husband, the beatdown by Stature over Pym, Jessica Drew’s return to action, and the clincher for me, Clint Barton picking up the bow once again and sending one arrow straight into the skrull queen’s head.
The dialogue, I’ll have to say is really weak, a bunch of quick one-liners that you’d expect from the big guys in Marvel. Also there were a few things that you feel like there could be more to it or you’ll never see again ex. Marvel Boy shows up and Uatu the Watcher in the background. I’ve been on the boards today and the cliffhanger of Wasp being a giant wasp bomb is a hit/miss. I found it pretty cool. Some other things that got to people are, if the skrulls were attacking, wouldn’t Earth use more of their big guns, like where the fuck is Dr. Strange, Hulk, and the Sentry? Maybe something happened to them a side story, but if the earth is getting fucked over, these guys would so step up! And i don’t care what people say, i love Yu’s artwork, its so different from the usual and the covers are just amazing. Now its all up to issue 8 to make it or break this series, how will this skrull craziness come to a close?
Final Crisis #4
So after delaying the release of this issue by a month, we were all thinking, this issue must be really epic. And what do they give us? An entire issue of nothing, really nothing happened, we jumped around to a bunch of sites where hereos were hiding out and took like 5 pages to nail down that a lot of people are under the influence of anti-life. And we get more Grant Morrison confusion goodness, what the hell happened to Bludhaven, why is Kalibak a tiger person, who is Tatoo Man and why does he have Metron symbols on him, and why the hell is Turpin turning into Darkseid!? But really look at that cover to the left <– doesn’t that scream this issue have to be awesome, but such a let down. If there was one cool moment it was when Green Arrow had to shoot down all the Anti-Life people only to get captured himself. I know i’m ranting but i’m just going to let it all out, the one thing that has been getting me is that Final Crisis really doesn’t seem like a true crisis event. The monitors don’t have a major role, nothing to do with the multiverse, and with all the tie ins (some that don’t even seem to have anything to do with the main story) the story just seems to be everywhere. Final Crisis has been centering on the new gods (well only the bad ones) which seems kinda cool, but with them stuck in human bodies the seem really really blah. Grant Morrison is known for building up the story and going out with a big bang and heres to hoping for that.
ok enough geekiness